Riz writes about why he's been thoroughly enjoying Destiny despite the mixed critical response over the past few days.
Game is great... Crazy the hate it's getting... If this wasn't bungie or halos successor... It would be called differently... But I get it... That's the gaming community for ya
Just seems like mostly haters at the moment because most of us are too busy hooked on the game to comment on it.
True :) its a really great game
right now I'm on the job if weren't I would be playing Destiny, great game so far and it looks great.
^^ My excuse is the Xbox live login servers were down when I made the comment otherwise I too would have been playing. Not bothered looking into all the hate really but I just feel sorry for those who can't enjoy the game the same way I do.
I think there is a lot of fake hate too. But that is a whole other thing. I think the hate flourishes because those that love Destiny are too busy playing it than to come on the internet and defend it. Looked at my history leading up to today and it was was cosntant. I was on here 23 hours ago posted a couple comments then came back now because my wife says I need a break from Destiny. Before that it was 3 and 5 days ago. I think I might be coming down with the Destiny Flu.
Thank you! I haven't been on this site in days haha!
i would say activation hyped it over the top and received what they deserved for not delivering on promises. Looks like a few big publishers got inspired by Peter Molyneux the past years. But i agree with you on the fun part. the mechanics are smooth and a lot of fun to mess around with but the world and story feels IMO empty and hollow.
This is a super fun game. This is mostly what I've heard from those who've actually played it.
i personally think it delivered within its own constraints of modern day gaming. mechanics are on point, its not just another run n gun shooter. the coop and pvp aspects of the game add to the immersive and beautifull worlds. story is pretty sci fi not just another standard military type story(although the weapons could have been a bit more sci fi)content is much much more than people should be complaining about and for decades gameplay has been stagnant for many years. like wth do you expect instead of going from point a to point b? and its not like it is super linear they allow exploration and gift you for it. their is lvl'ng up and you can exceed the lvl cap by different means besides exp.Then theirs an actual hub to kick it and relax,mingle etc etc i straight up am so confused by the community! The game offers so much more than whats out their it is not even funny. cod and battlefield are run of the mill stories with extremely linear campaigns and most other shooters as well. hype aside it is not exactly a open world game! and they are judging it like it is. Most of these gamers are just conditioned what they really want is GTA open world game with pve and pvp, when compared to that then it falls just a bit short. it doesnt even matter though i dont know who else could even come close as bungie with destiny. i sure as hell know for the next halo will not be open world and will have the same multi player it has had for decades including modes.
A lot of us are confused for the same reasons.. It's like people's expectations were just too high and now they aren't allowing themselves to enjoy a great game!
Your assessment is spot on. The funny thing Bungie never sad it was an open-world game. The said it is a shared-world action game. The problem is people keep trying to compare it to something and there really is nothing to compare it to.
When I played the beta I thought the game might come out at a 7-8 score. But having played the game for the past week I am really enjoying it and have no qualms giving it a 9. The low scores are strange to me as there are not many better games on either the PS4 or X-1. Also scores of 6 would actually put this game in a lower category than games like sniper elite 3. Not too sure about that.
This whole situation has really destroyed what little trust I had in games journalism on the Internet. I don't know what kind of biased agenda these websites have but I do know they aren't for the gamers. It almost seems like they want the entire industry to fail. I want to ask some of these reviewers what deep, plot loaded, story driven FPS they will be playing tonight on there current gen systems?
I've been having a blast so far, and it amazes me how easily you can burn through 4-5 hours in seemingly no time at all. I think I can say the same for all the buddies on my friends list too, as my list is always packed with people playing Destiny, which is a first for my friends list this gen. Usually people are spread out over different games and it's pretty rare to see 2 or 3 people playing the same game, even when other hyped games released (like Watch Dogs). But my list every day since launch has the mass majority of them playing Destiny, even into the wee hours of the morning. In general, the people who bought the game really enjoy it and get hooked pretty fast. And I think most the hate for this game can be broken up into three categories. Category #1 - Butthurt and bitter xbox fanboys. We all saw this prior to the game releasing, people ticked off at Bungie for going multiplat and Sony getting preferential treatment with timed DLC, beta access and advertising. These haters tried to spread as much FUD as they possibly could just because they felt they were entitled to all of Bungies work. Category #2 - Butthurt and bitter reviewers. Let's face it, the reviewers want clicks. And releasing reviews before a game releases, which is at the height of the games hype, generates the most traffic. The fact that many people pre-ordered the game or were getting it day 1, means a lot of the traffic from these people would have spent reading pre-release reviews is completely gone. Cause why read a review after you already purchased and are playing the game? As a result, the reviewers didn't get to cash in on the pre-release review hype. So what do they do? They do the next best thing to generate as much traffic as possible, write a bad review which is controversial. Category #3 - Players who don't understand/like a MMORPG. The reality is, not everybody likes to grind, farm and hunt for loot/upgrades etc. And I believe a lot of people who may not like Destiny are simply the ones that don't like this genera, and foolishly believed it was just another quasi-RPG pick-up-and-dominate FPS game (like COD). These people probably should have been asked if they like games like Diablo 3, because if they said no then they would most likely have not liked Destiny either. And while Destiny is nowhere near as deep as a game like Diablo 3, it is FAR deeper into the MMO/RPG realm than your run-of-the-mill COD or Battlefield game. Bottom line is, I think most people are having a blast with the game and look forward to what will come in the future. But as usual the minority (ie the haters and bad reviews) get the most spotlight. And this gives the illusion that the hate is the majority.
Everything you say is right on the money to me. Thanks for writing it up.
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Game is overhyped and borderline mediocre for a bungie type game..But to each its own
What's a Bungie type game? Is that a new genre? Do you mean it's not a complete carbon copy of Halo so it's over hyped or what? That lost me.
no when i mean bungie type game,i mean a deep story with deep characters.. Destiny is soulless and i still dont know what exactly the story is about.. overall its just not up to par with what i have experienced with a Bungie game.
@autocad Please, Halo didn't have the deepest story or characters. Do I need to remind you of the ending to Halo 2.
You're right. So, since Halo isn't like Myth: the Fallen Lords it should only be rated a 3. Or. Maybe each game should be judged solely on its own merits. And yes Myth: The Fallen Lords is a Bungie game.
Everyone was in such a rush to review the game that I don't believe it got a fair chance. Reviewers couldn't understand why Bungie wanted everyone to have the game before they were allowed to start reviewing. Why would they get upset at that? It's because they wanted to hate on it. I truly believe that. Destiny isn't a normal single player or a normal multiplayer only game. This game has single player and MP elements that are seamlessly integrated. You can't judge it by the same old standards by which every other game is judged. Also, it seems like a lot of people are disappointed because it's not Halo, which I think is really unfair. This is a game that will continue to grow and expand for years and years. It just seems like people didn't take that into consideration at all.
Crapping on the most hyped game of the year would be a good way to make clicks...
LOL Do you even read what you type? Seriously..... "Opinions don't fall in line with mine = clickbait" Good luck with that logic.
I do read what I type. My point still stands and you wasted your one bubble. Giving a highly anticipated game a low score is a great way to get attention. My opinion on the game has nothing to do with the point.
Good article. I'm loving it too, and I'm not into online-focused shooters at all. I think Bungie intended to make a game everyone can enjoy because I'm noticing most of the complaints are coming from hardcore FPS fans.
what did bungie think was gonna happenn releasing on sonys console durr ...hate
Right, because every Xbox owner loves the game and has nothing bad to say, right? Durr...ignorance.
Been playing a lot of multiplayer lately which is suprisingly good, I also can't recall being spawn killed once in the 10 hours I have played it , unlike some other games. It's not perfect but far from being bad if you ask me.
I didn't realize you had to be level 26 to play raid on Tuesday. I have some work to do. Can somebody please explain to me what a raid is.
Yeah, I thought it was level 20 to start the raids. I'm close to 20 and three missions left on Mars. I've been trying to get through the campaign on my PS4 that way I can have one character that way I can have at least one character that can start any mission. I've beaten the campaign on my Xbox One so I know how the story line ends. I know it's rather weak but I liked the story. The whole thing about darkness and light leaves it very open to interpretation like many great paintings in a museum. @captainexplosion or anyone else looking for a team to raid with: My GT is PsylentKiller for just about everything. PS4, Xbox One, Steam, and possibly origin (I don't remember). Although, I don't play on my PC much. So if you need someone to raid with in Destiny you can add me on PS4 or Xbox One. I'm a level 16 warlock on PS4 and a level 18 hunter on Xbox One.
phenomenal game 9/10 , easily most fun FPS in years. NintendoYouth on PS4 if you need fireteam members
amen to that. I'm loving the game.
Absolutely love this game ! Yes it have some flaws it's not perfect, but also SO FUN TO PLAY ! I'm enjoying it on PS3 ( lvl. 20 warlock ) feel free to ad me to your frindlist, my psn ID the same (Dariux32)
Honestly the game could have been so much better if they would have just done one thing: remove the in orbit mission selection screen and just have the game play out like patrol missions where you can rip around the planet maps freely and pick up main missions, strike missions, raid missions and side quests as you go. That being said, if they took this road they probably would have had to expand the amount of content and fill in the worlds with some settlements and such. All in all I think its a really fun game but I doubt I'll still be playing it much a month or so from now
I do NOT understand the flak. I'm level 19 atm, levelling other chars too.. I am, in no possible way, lacking content. I have yet to finish the story because I've been having too much fun doing strikes and PvP. What I mean to say is, I haven't even gone through all of the ocntent, and my character is technically "maxed" (pre light levels).. I like the story (or lack thereof). The idea is, that we've been brought back into a world that we don't understand. No one has a definite answer to what the hell caused the collapse or what it was. All we know, is that it happened abt 500 years ago, and most of the history surrounding it has gone missing. We're exploring the past events that let us here. We dunno what the traveller is, but we've got a solid idea abt what it does/did. Starting to drone off here.. I'll stop. I love this game. My personal best of 2014 so far. Ha everything I love bat a game. Costumisation, unique character concepts, exploration, PvP, co-op. What's not to like? The prospect of upcoming content has em stressed, cause I'm afraid the game will progress before I've even had a chance to compete for the current endgame stuff. EOM
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